The mission of the Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) African American Heritage Scholarship is to encourage and enable black high school students to (a) go to college, (b) realize the impact technology has on the world, and (c) target a career in the technology industry.
The amount of the scholarship to be awarded is $5,000 annually, which is paid through the Seattle Foundation on behalf of BAM to the recipient’s school’s Financial Aid Office.
There is potential for an annual renewal of $5,000 for up to four years for a total of $20,000. The criteria for renewal are that the student must: 1) continue to be enrolled in a four-year college or university, 2) maintain a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, and 3) have declared a major from the approved list (see Scholarship Guidelines).
All completed applications must be postmarked by March 1st, 2018. All applicants will be notified of their selection or denial by April 15th, 2018.